I am new to this but here goes. I recently in the past few months have had severe issues with shortness of breathe. I have lost consciousness twice now in the last two months. I was admitted to the hospital. They ran all kinds of tests. CT of my head. Clean. MRI. Clean. My spinal tap came back with high level of protein. 77. They ran a chest X-ray cause I'm having stabbing sharp pain in my right upper chest cavity. It showed my lungs were hyper-inflated and looked to be trapped my diaphragm was also flattened out. I have seen a pulmonary doctor Tim. They gave me a breathe test, you know the one with the monkeys you have to blow out of the tree? I had no problem inhaling but exhaling I couldn't get it out. I have a CT and PFT tomorrow. They put me on ventolin..the did a blood blot test to run for any Aplha-1 as well. I guess I'm just looking for some feed back until tomorrow...thank you for taking the time.